May 6th, 2015
The Jenkins High softball team may be getting hot at just the right time, rolling off four straight victories last week with wins over Newport, Cusick and Freeman. The Cougars are 10-6 overall and 5-6 in Northeast A League play, good for fifth place with only three league games remaining in the regular season.
Head coach Tom Skok was hoping his Cougars would catch a hot streak before the postseason and it looks like they have done that.
Election season is fast approaching and candidates will soon be filing to have their names placed on the General Election ballot.
In person candidate filing for elected positions that appear on the Nov. 3, 2015, General Election ballot will begin on Monday May 11 at 9 a.m. and end on Friday, May 15 at 4 p.m.
It's back! The Northeast Washington Farmers Market will open this Wednesday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its downtown location an Astor and Main Streets by the clock tower in Colville. The start of the market includes a vast assortment of herb, flower and vegetable starts, berry plants, canes and ornamentals. There will also be a selection of early season greens and asparagus and locally handcrafted items.
For more information, including having a booth at the market, contact Market Manager Aja Bridge at 935-0555.
The last couple weeks have been a whirlwind for the Canine Crusaders Kettle Falls Robotics Team 4890, to say the least. After qualifying for the National Championship in St. Louis, Missouri, students scrambled to raise money for the trip, which included dismantling and packing their robot to be shipped halfway across the country.
The community responded to requests for help, donating money and resources to fly 16 of the students to the competition and compete with 600 other teams from around the world.
A steady thrashing sound comes from the back of the 1,000 gallon Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) tanker truck as Jake Wolfe, Fish Hatchery Specialist, opens the hatch at the top.
Wolfe peers in at the some 1,700 eight-inch Rainbow trout, also referred to as âCatchables.â The fish are about to be released into Waitts Lake outside of Valley as part of the WDFWâs annual restocking of Tri-County lakes in anticipation of the 2015 Washington state fishing season (starts April 25).
Lifestyle blogger and former Arden resident Terri Elders is one of the authors included in Only Trollops Shave Above the Knee: The Crazy, Brilliant, and Unforgettable Lessons Weâve Learned from Our Mothers, a compilation of âmomisms and other things our mothers taught us throughout the years.â The collection will be released April 30 in both print and eBook format on Amazon and other popular retailers.
Everyone is invited to attend Chamber meetings held on Tuesdays at noon at the Eagles Lodge on North Wynne Street. It is a no-host lunch with a speaker or program for each meeting. We try to publicize these meetings in advance so everyone can make plans to attend. If you would like to make a presentation of interest to the community, call Chamber office 684-5973. We want to thank Tom Webster for his presentation during last weeksâ Chamber luncheon meeting.
A quick, aggressive Colville High soccer team moved into first place in the Northeast A League last Thursday with a wildly entertaining 4-3 win on the home pitch over perennial league power Lakeside.
Colville (4-0 NEA, 6-1 overall) started the week with a 7-1 win at Deer Park (Tuesday). In that mismatch, Alberto Cisneros continued to impress with three goals and an assist for the Tribe. League scoring leader Chris Benson added two goals and a pair of assists for a high-powered offense.
The Jenkins High softball team got back into action after Spring Break and picked up their first Northeast A League win of the season, a 12-3 romp over Medical Lake last week. But the Cougars were swept by hard-hitting Lakeside in a Saturday doubleheader, 9-1 and 16-1.
At the midpoint of the season, JHS is 1-4 in the NEA, and seems poised to make some movement up the league standings. Head coach Tom Skok sees a lot of positives out on the diamond.
Bulldogs go 1-3
during the week
Heading down the homestretch in the Northeast 2B baseball race, Kettle Falls High (8-6) is still very much in the mix for a District 7 2B playoff berth. The District playoffs begin May 5.
KFHS, 1-3 last week after dropping a doubleheader to NE 2B league leader Colfax (11-0) and splitting last Saturday at Davenport, are currently in fourth place behind Colfax, Wilbur-Creston and Davenport. Northwest Christian and Kettle Falls are both tied in fifth place, but the Bulldogs beat the Crusaders in runs scored (tie-breaker).
Top six move on